Apr 23

Florida university opens TB lab in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — The University of Florida is opening a state-of-the-art lab in Haiti to train researchers to better understand and fight tuberculosis.

Apr 23

World's largest solar-powered hospital gives Haiti hope

As medics celebrate birth of 800th baby, future looks brighter for island hit by devastating 2010 earthquake Mirebalais is just an hour’s drive north-east of the Haitian capital, Port-au-Prince, but in terms of technological distance travelled, the town might as well be on another planet. On moonless nights, much of the capital is dark; its shacks and makeshift roadside stalls are lit only by …

Apr 21

Canadian visits to Haiti on rise as country continues tourism push

MONTREAL – Although its sandy white beaches may rival any country in the Caribbean, Haiti’s troubled past has set the country far behind its neighbours when it comes to tourism. Tourism arrivals to Haiti rose by 20 per cent in 2013, according to new figures from the country’s Tourism Ministry. More than 33,000 of those visitors were from Canada, which is a 60 per cent jump from 2011, when …

Apr 20

Audit finds U.S. housing aid program in Haiti falls short

By Amelie Baron PORT-AU-PRINCE (Reuters) – A post-earthquake housing program in Haiti funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) has delivered only a quarter of the planned number of homes at nearly twice the budgeted cost, according to a government audit. The project was part of reconstruction efforts in Haiti, where a devastating earthquake in January 2010 killed more than …

Apr 17

Haiti condemns threats against rights activists

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s government says it won’t condone threats directed at rights activists and journalists in the Caribbean nation.

Apr 16

Report finds faults in US housing effort in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — An effort by Washington to build housing for Haitians in the aftermath of the 2010 earthquake has fallen short and exceeded costs, a U.S. government report said Tuesday.

Apr 13

Director Raoul Peck shoots new quake film in Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s most respected filmmaker began production on a new film in Haiti this week, making perhaps the first feature to dramatize how people faced the topsy-turvy days and weeks after the 2010 earthquake.

Apr 11

Mobile company in Haiti brings back ex-CEO

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti’s biggest employer has brought back a former chief executive to run Digicel Group Ltd.

Apr 10

Drought threatens population in the northwest of Haiti

By Amelie Baron PORT-DE-PAIX, Haiti (Reuters) – Only cactus grows along the dirt road fringing arid fields on the way to the isolated village of Bas des Moustiques, on the outskirts of the northwestern city of Port-de-Paix in Haiti. A lack of rain in recent months has killed crops in Haiti’s poorest region, and left people struggling to survive. Julia Sodietra, 41, has lost hope as she fights a …

Apr 05

Treaty's tighter adoption rules kick in for Haiti

PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Foreigners seeking to adopt a child from Haiti will now have better assurances the new family member wasn’t trafficked.

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